Listen to author Karen Russell talk about her new best-seller, Vampires in the Lemon Grove:
Fresh off the success of her first novel, Swamplandia!, a finalist for last year’s Pulitzer Prize for fiction (and an unwitting participant in the notorious Pulitzer selection process that resulted in no 2012 winner), Karen Russell is back with a quirky, and according to many critics brilliant, collection of short stories. The title piece in Vampires in the Lemon Grove concerns aging blood-suckers who are trying to temper their addiction to bodily fluids by sucking on citrus. But at this Feb. 25 appearance at Politics & Prose, Russell read instead from another story in the collection, “Proving Up.” She also answered a wide range of audience questions.
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